Thunder Bolts: Oklahoma City Thunder 105, Portland Trail Blazers 99

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger

@Cam_Jourdan

 

Another strong fourth quarter

The Thunder outscored the Trail Blazers 34-26 in the fourth quarter. It was the ninth time this season the Thunder trailed going into the fourth and won. Russell Westbrook hit a dagger 3-pointer, his only one of the game, with about a minute left.

 

Great guard play for OKC

Westbrook scored 42 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed four rebounds. Victor Oladipo had 24 points with 13 rebounds, and Andre Roberson had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting. Westbrook and Oladipo had arguably their best combined performance of the season against Portland.

 

Playoffs? Playoffs.

Oklahoma City (30-22) is 2.5 games back of the 4-seed in the Western Conference playoff race. Utah is currently in fourth, but the Thunder hold a 2-1 advantage over Utah in head-to-head meetings. The Thunder also are behind the Clippers (2-2) and the Grizzlies (2-1) with 30 games remaining.

ozone@ocolly.com

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